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Mini Monstera Care
Basic Mini Monstera Care
These are great if you are looking for a split-leaf houseplant but don’t have space for a Monstera Deliciosa! Below you will find our complete Mini Monstera care guide with everything you need to know to keep your plant healthy and happy.
Bright Indirect Light
I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.
I don't like my soil to be too dry or too soggy. Little and often is what I'm after.
I thrive in humid environments so please mist my leaves every so often.
I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it retains the right amount of water.
Detailed Mini Monstera Care Information
Whether you're looking to make sure your Mini Monstera is in it's perfect conditions, or looking to see if one could work for your space. We've got you covered.
Avoid direct sunlight
Mini Monstera plants can survive in fairly low light as well as bright indirect light. What you want to avoid is long exposure to direct sunlight as this can scorch the leaves. Also note that growth will be slower in low light and new leaves may not have as many splits in.
Let the soil dry out between waterings
Whilst Mini Monstera plants do like frequent watering, it’s important that you make sure the soil has time to dry out in between. This may be around weekly in summer but fortnightly in winter. Each plant is different (due to size and location) so you’ll have to see what suits its specific needs.
Mini Monsteras thrive in humid environments
To keep your Mini Monstera happy you want to be misting the leaves several times per week to raise the humidity. We also recommend buying a humidifier or placing it in the kitchen or bathroom if it is struggling with dry air in your home.
Average room temperature is fine
Mini Monstera plants aren’t super fussed about the temperature and will grow just fine in average room temperature. Just make sure to keep them away from drafty windows and doors as the cold air from outside can cause damage to your plant’s health.
Only fertilise in the growing months
If you do choose to fertilise your Mini Monstera, then make sure that you only fertilise during spring and summer. Your plant will go dormant over winter and the won’t be much new growth.
Unfortunately, the Mini Monstera is toxic
If you have small children or pets at home, you will want to keep your Mini Monstera out of reach as they aren’t safe to ingest due to calcium oxalate crystals in the plant.
Propagate through stem cutting
When propagating your Mini Monstera it’s really important that use a cutting that has a node in the stem as this is where the root will grow from. Pop the cutting in water and after a few weeks, you should start to see roots appear. Your cutting can then be pot into fresh soil.
They will need support to grow
Mini Monsteras are climbing plants and will need some kind of support as they grow taller. Moss poles or trellises are a great way to keep your Mini Monstera stable.
Mini Monstera FAQs
Quick and simple answers to the most common questions we see about the Mini Monstera.
You want to think about repotting your Mini Monstera once a year, though you might not need to do it as often. Check to see if the roots are growing out of the drainage holes, or out of the top of the pot. This is a sign that your Mini Monstera needs more room. Another tell is if growth slows down during summer.
Mini Monstera plants have calcium oxalate which is toxic when ingested. If you have any pets or small children that might try to eat the leaves, then keep this one well out of reach.
Mini Monstera plants do like frequent watering and can shrivel up if the potting mix is dry for too long. However, you also need to make sure that the soil isn’t consistently damp as this will cause the roots to rot and can lead to some serious issues such as brown or yellow leaves or a drooping plant.
Each plant is different (due to size and location) so you’ll have to see what suits its specific needs but on average you want to be watering your Mini Monstera once a week during summer and twice a month during winter.
Mini Monstera plants can adapt to lower light levels. Just be aware that growth will be slower and the leaves might not be as large.
Yes, when grown in the right environment, Mini Monstera plants are quite fast growing and you’ll see them grow a couple of feet each growth period.
Mini Monstera Care Starter Kit
We've put together this great little starter kit that includes all of the equipment and information you'll need to take proper care of your Mini Monstera.
Common Problems with your Mini Monstera
Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.
Yellow leaves on a Mini Monstera plants suggests it has either been overwatered or receiving too much direct sunlight. Check the spot your plant is in as well as the moisture levels in the soil and adjust the environment or watering schedule accordingly.
Brown dry crispy leaves suggest your plant has been underwater. Check the soil to confirm before slowly reintroducing more frequent watering.
Brown leaf tips on Mini Monstera plants is often caused by a lack of humidity. Mist your plant’s leaves several times a week as well as using a humidifier to increase the humidity around your plant.
Simple Mini Monstera Care Requirements
It sometimes helps to take caring for your plants back to the basics, here's the key considerations that you should take into account when caring for your Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma.
These simple points should give you all you need to keep your plant happy and healthy for years to come.
|Common Name||Mini Monstera|
|Latin Name||Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma|
|Light||Bright Indirect Light|
|Soil Type||Potting Soil|